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Round Tower

Notice the top is gone. It was struck by lightning.
Clonmacnoise and Birr Castle

May 21st 2012
Monday May 21 - Today we went to Clonmacnoise. While we were leaving Brian was taking out the fixings for Irish stew for supper. The weather was beautiful and we went to Clonmacnoise first. I have been there before but this was the first time I had such good weather. It’s hard to imagine that the monastery had been sacked so many times and still was rebuilt until the English garrison at Athlone ... read more
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Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
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